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Adriana F. Estevez

Adriana F. Estevez

Partner with Woehrle Dahlberg Jones Yao, PLLC
  • Immigration Law, Family Law, Divorce
  • Virginia
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Summary

Adriana was born and raised in New York, and attended both college and law school in Washington, D.C. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs, Philosophy, and Political Science from The George Washington University in 2009, and her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in 2013.

Throughout law school, Adriana worked for various nonprofit organizations in Virginia and Washington, D.C., focusing on immigration issues related to domestic violence victims, victims of crime, children, and family matters.

Upon graduation, Adriana moved to Virginia where she earned her license to practice law, and became an associate at the Yao Law Firm, P.C. While there, she was able to build and expand her Immigration and family law practices. In 2015, following a company merger, Adriana began working at Woehrle Dahlberg Jones and Yao, PLLC in their Fairfax, VA office.

Adriana is a certified Guardian Ad Litem and an active member of the Fairfax Bar Association, the Virginia State Bar, and the American Bar Association.

Adriana’s primary practice areas include Immigration, Family Law, Elder Law, and Estate Planning.

Adriana speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Education
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
J.D. (2013)
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Professional Experience
Partner
Woehrle Dahlberg Jones Yao, PLLC
- Current
Specializes in immigration, elder, family, and juvenile law, including civil litigation. Represents the best interests of children and incapacitated persons in contentious and complex custody/visitation, abuse or neglect cases, and guardianship/conservatorship cases, both in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court and Circuit Court. Regularly deals with cases involving child and adult protective services and foster care. Serves as a certified guardian ad litem for children and incapacitated adults since 2014. Extensive experience in attaining Lawful Permanent Residency (LPR) for minor children and adults through Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), U-nonimmigrant visa, asylum, family based, and various other immigration benefits.
Senior Associate Attorney
Woehrle Dahlberg Jones Yao, PLLC
- Current
Specializes in immigration, elder, family, and juvenile law, including civil litigation. Represents the best interests of children and incapacitated persons in contentious and complex custody/visitation, abuse or neglect cases, and guardianship/conservatorship cases, both in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court and Circuit Court. Regularly deals with cases involving child and adult protective services and foster care. Serves as a certified guardian ad litem for children and incapacitated adults since 2014. Extensive experience in attaining Lawful Permanent Residency (LPR) for minor children and adults through Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), U-nonimmigrant visa, asylum, family based, and various other immigration benefits.
Associate Attorney
Yao Law Firm, PC
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Represented children, as a guardian ad litem, in misdemeanor and juvenile delinquency cases, CHINS cases, custody/visitation cases, and abuse/neglect cases. Practiced throughout Northern and Central Virginia courts, at both the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court level and the Circuit Court level. Regularly represented adult guardianship cases in Virginia Circuit Courts as a guardian ad litem. Handled the majority of the firm’s immigration cases, which included appearing before the Arlington and Baltimore Immigration Courts.
Legal Intern
Ayuda
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Represented indigent clients through legal filings in immigration cases and in court proceedings with domestic relations cases. Coordinated all aspects of client cases, including performing both immigration and domestic violence based legal research, drafting immigration filings, drafting court motions and orders, and conducting advocacy for clients with law enforcement and other government agencies.
Certified Student Attorney
Columbus Community Legal Services, Families and the Law Clinic, Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC
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Represented indigent victims of domestic violence in issues ranging from divorce and civil protection orders to immigration matters. Established a U non-immigrant visa advocacy project to address the issues regarding Maryland police departments’ response to domestic violence cases and Supplement B certifications.
Volunteer
Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Family Court Self-Help Center
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Shared general legal information with unrepresented individuals in family law matters.
Legal Intern
Immigrant Children’s Legal Program, United States Committee on Refugees and Immigrants
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Provided post release services to, and performed intake interviews with, immigrant children recently released from federal custody. Drafted immigration law related memorandum. Performed legal research including that pertaining to child trafficking, T and U non-immigrant visas, asylum, refugees, and child abuse. Prepared all necessary immigration documents for cases. Developed and implemented trainings for immigration judges, pro-bono attorneys, and other organizations.
Volunteer
Long Island Crisis Center
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Aided individuals in crisis through immediate intervention counseling.
Legal Secretary
The Law Offices of Zemsky and Salomon
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Drafted and filed legal documents such as complaints and motions under supervision.
Intern
Shared Hope International
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Created research projects, worked on public relations campaigns, and developed outreach opportunities for an organization whose goals are to prevent and eliminate sex trafficking and slavery.
Intern
Nassau County Attorney’s Office, Family Court Bureau
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Drafted and filed various legal documents, primarily for juvenile delinquency and abuse and neglect cases.
Speaking Engagements
Speaker, CASA Volunteer Training, CASA Office, Fairfax, Virginia
Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Presented the roles and function of a Guardian ad litem ("GAL") to a group of CASA volunteers in training. Explained and provided general information about the requirements of a GAL, how cases are assigned, what the GAL's role looks like, etc. Also provided training on the intersection of state GAL cases and immigration.
Faculty, Immigration and Criminal Defense Institute, University of Maryland, Carey School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
Maryland Office of the Public Defender Immigration Program
Lead small-group/working group discussions on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and how to navigate both on a state and federal level.
Certifications
Certified Guardian ad litem for children
Supreme Court of Virginia
Certified Guardian ad litem for incapacitated persons
Supreme Court of Virgnia
Awards
Top 40 Under 40 Family Law
The National Advocates Top 40 Under 40
Top 40 Under 40 Immigration Law
Association of American Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
The National Advocates Top 40 Under 40
Member
- Current
Fairfax Bar Association
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Immigration Law
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
Languages
  • Portuguese: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Woehrle Dahlberg Jones Yao, PLLC
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Woehrle Dahlberg Jones Yao, PLLC
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Fairfax, VA 22030
USA
Telephone: (703) 829-6233
Cell: (703) 829-5179
Fax: (888) 618-8954
Woehrle Dahlberg Jones Yao, PLLC
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Leesburg, VA 20176
USA
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Woehrle Dahlberg Jones Yao, PLLC
12872 Harbor Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22192
USA
Telephone: (703) 354-3393
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Woehrle Dahlberg Jones Yao, PLLC
2111 Wilson Blvd
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Arlington, VA 22201
USA
Telephone: (571) 317-0899
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